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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, august 21st, 2013. syrian rebels claim hundreds of massacres in a gas attack. will the white house act? plus, our john miller with new details on how much the nsa is watching you online. >> the senseless shooting of an athlete in oklahoma sparks outrage in two countries. charlie talks tennis with defending u.s. open champ andy murray. can the brit make it two in a row? >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the report coming from the syrian rebels. scores upon scores of people have been killed. >> new claims of chemical weapons in syria. >> opposition leaders are saying
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that between 600 and 1,000 people were killed. the assad regime told television there is no truth whatsoever in the claim. >> this most certainly is a dreadful tragedy of epic proportions. >> a gunman opened fire at an elementary school just outside atlanta. >> hundreds of panics children then ran for safety. >> it's a good day, all of our children are safe. >> michael brandon hill exchanged fire with law enforcement before giving himself up. >> at the end of the day, all you want is your child to come home safe. >> nearly 50 major fires are burning in 11 western states. meantime that massive beaver creek wildfire in idaho has now grown to some 160 square miles. >> a cab jumped the curb and hit a woman. he actually used his belt as a tourniquet. >> i'm no hero. >> a military judge will
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sentence private bradley manning. he faces up to 90 years in prison. >> video rolling as the pickup truck went flying off the interstate. the driver is expected to make a full recovery. >> all that -- >> the third. and gone. >> another guy diving into the hedges. everybody's doing it. >> a high school math teacher reports oreo double stuffs do not have double. >> and all that matters -- >> world renowned author elmore leonard has died. >> i don't want the reader to ever know it's me. i want you to be lost in the book. >> the only nfl team to ever go undefeated for an entire season. >> 40 year but what the hell, it's still an honor. welcome to "cbs this
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morning." norah o'donnell is off. we begin with syria. unconfirmed reports say hundreds were killed overnight in a chemical weapons attack outside dam massascus damascus. >> disturbing video claims to show many victims are women and children. syria's government says those reports are not true. holly williams in london. good morning. >> reporter: these internet videos show horrific desperate scenes. most of them too graphic for us to show on tv. we see people struggling to breathe. writing in pain. and seeming to go into seizure. we also see dozens of bodies lined up in rows. many of them very small children. syrian opposition groups say it was a chemical attack carried out by the syrian regime delivered by a barrage of rockets that hit rebel-held areas around damascus. we need to be clear these videos are impossible to verify at this stage. a former british military
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officer who is an expert on chemical weapons told cbs there are indications that this was a chemical attack. he said the number of bodies their frozen appearance and their lack of any obvious external injuries all suggest a chemical weapon was used. if this was a chemical attack its timing is entrepreneur it'ssurprising. a team of united nations weapons inspectors arrived in damascus just three days ago. if those inspectors could get to the scene, they could test musecus and soil cam pellsamples and determine if a chemical was used. we don't know if the government will allow them to go there. several attacks have already occurred killing up to 150 people. opposition groups say the alleged attack was, by far, the biggest so far. the syrian regime has denied any use of chemical weapons since the syrian conflict began over two years ago. it's a war that has killed more than 100,000 people so far. charlie, gayle. >> thank you, holly.
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president obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd
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avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered behind someone else authorized to be there. he terrorized the campus firing from inside the front office. >> he had a look on him that he was willing to kill. matter of fact he said it. >> reporter: bookkeeper antoinette tough was one of the hostages. she told the news that hill demanded she call a local policenews station so they could video police being killed. >> i called him back and kept talking to him to keep him calm to stay inside with when. i knew if he got outside, he was going to start shooting kids. he had already shot a round off in the office with me. >> reporter: tough's credited with persuading hill to end the siege and put down his weapons. shortly after she talked him down, hill surrendered to police. more than 800 students were
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evacuated. parents waiting at a nearby walmart for the standoff to end were elated when the buses finally arrived with their children. >> it's scary. you know like, what you see on tv, i'm, like, okay it will never happen to me. but to be in this i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. the worst feeling you could have. >> reporter: none of the kids were hurt. in part a testament to the safety practices in place before the shooting. >> it's a tragedy situation but at the same time we're so blessed and pleased that all of our children are safe. i want to thank him who was standing here with me this afternoon who did such a professional outstanding job in responding to this very very serious incident. >> reporter: police have learned a motive behind the attack they haven't shared it with us. this school closed today. the students will go to class at a nearby high school. hill will be charged with a variety of felonies including
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aggravated assault, and he'll also be charged with making terroristic threats. >> mark strassmann thank you. a california wildfire threatens 2,500 buildings this morning. the fire has forced officials to close one of the roads into yosemite national park. the fire preparation level across the west has been raised to 5. that is the highest it goes. that means resources are stretched very thin on the ground. 48 wildfires are burning this morning in 11 states, including that massive beaver creek fire in central idaho. ben tracy's at the scene there. good morning. >> reporter: gayle and charlie good morning. a lot of exhausted firefighters here in the fire camp. many of them have been battling this blaze for more than two weeks. but they are making progress. as of this morning, it's more than 30% contained. and firefighters say it's no longer a major threat to most of the homes in the area. more than 1,800 firefighters are making progress in the battle against the beaver creek fire. doesing hot spots and keeping
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the flames away from the nearby towns of ketcham and sun valley. since the fast moving blaze exploded over the weekend crews have converged on this ritzy resort area. >> can you bucket right in the middle and we'll swing this? >> reporter: ryan's team came from arkansas. >> the units back home don't need it us so we come out and help. >> reporter: when wildfires get too intense for local crews, national fire officials send additional personnel and resources. green's team fought flames in colorado and washington state before arriving in idaho. they've spent 40 of the past 50 days on the front lines. >> i think a lot of us after this tour need a little r & r, you know. it's always nice to get back home and do what you call normal things. i know me personally i probably got a lawn to mow. just small stuff like that. >> reporter: the nation's top fire priority. there are growing fires burning in oregon, montana and at least 40 other fires in california. sparked by recent lightning strikes. >> we can't afford to be
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everywhere at once. >> reporter: evans q ss ss qou is the operations man. >> imagine we have three fires and only one air tanker. that one air tanker can only go to one fire. you have to figure out which fire gets that one air tanker. >> reporter: firefighters may get a resource from mother nature today. the weather is supposed to cooperate. lower temperatures. some cloud cover. higher humidity. perhaps even some rain. charlie and gayle, that would be very good news for the firefighters on the fire line here in idaho today. >> ben, thank you. there are new details this morning about the far reach of the government's surveillance program. "the wall street journal" reports the national security agency's network can observe 75% of all internet traffic in the united states. the system is used to hunt for foreign intelligence but it also collects some content from e-mails sent between citizens within the u.s. it also filters domestic phone calls made over the internet.
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correspondent john miller is a former deputy director of national intelligence. it seems to the a pattern. a news agency will report a new level of surveillance. nsa steps forward to say yes, we are doing that but we're not looking at it and there's no invasion of individual's privacy. >> so this is the needle/haystack scenario that comes around in these things. what happens in these stories is people are tending to leak and report the capability of the nsa. which in cases like this can be awesome. without reporting the hundred-page rule book that goes with how to use that capability. they're not vacuuming up 75% of the internet. if every man, woman and child in the nsa spent all day looking at it, they'd never get through it. but they're talking to companies that may have access to a large percentage of it. they're asking to filter things based on what they call strong selectors. key countries. key individuals. people who are already suspects. people that they are talking to.
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and minimizization. even a foreign person on u.s. soil. they sequester that and can look at it. they have a lot of system, tos to kind of sort through that. >> if they can't read through all the data what's the point of collecting it? >> that's the haystack piece. which is you go back to 9/11 there was a place in yemen that was a building that was an al qaeda switch board. it was the home of a guy named al midhar and he passed messages to al qaeda. yes, even the people the 9/11 hijackers, who were in san diego, were calling in there prp the problem is they don't make a lot of these calls. so what you want to be able to do is have enough of a baseline of stuff you can search through. so that you can go back more than a year. because that's when those providers and phone companies and everybody throw that stuff out. so they tend to collect more so when they have a major suspect, they can say, let's run this
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guy's communications against that haystack and see who else he's talking to. >> john miller thanks. there are new concerns over the health of vice president joe biden's son. delaware attorney general bo biden is now a patient at a cancer hospital. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and gayle. vice president biden is spending his third consecutive day with his son bo in houston at the university of texas md anderson cancer center. bo biden is the attorney general of delaware. he was admitted to the cancer center as a patient tuesday. following tests there on monday. doctors are trying to determine the cause of a severe bout of disorientation dizziness and weakness bo biden suffered last week during a family vacation. md anderson center specializes in the detection and treating rare forms of cancer but there's no diagnosis yet so there's no treatment plan. the younger biden sought treatment medically in chicago and philadelphia before arriving in houston at the cancer center. on monday when he got to houston, bo biden sent out, via
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twitter, this picture of he and his wife suggesting he was very happy at all the good wishes he received. vice president biden is scheduled to appear friday in his hometown of scranton pennsylvania, with president obama, as part of the president's bus tour promoting new ideas on college affordability. sources say mr. biden's schedule may change because he may need to spend more time with bo biden. but the friday appearance is still on the books. >> thanks, major. this morning, a court in egypt ordered the release of ex-president hosni mubarak. he could be freed tomorrow. in japan this morning, senator john mccain said the white house is sending egypt mixed messages after the military's violent crackdown. mccain wants to cut off all american aid. he says egypt would still be dependent on the united states. >> their military equipment is american. their parts and maintenance are american. there is -- tourism are
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americans. imf loans would require the united states agreement if they wanted to get that. >> egypt's government arrested two more top officials of the muslim brotherhood this morning. authorities in japan say the warning at the fukushima nuclear plant will be raised to its highest level in two years. toxic water is still leaking from the plant 2 1/2 years after it was crippled by a tsunami and earthquake. the water so contaminated a person standing near it for an hour is exposed to five times the annual recommended radiation limit for nuclear workers. the defense begins its case today in the court-martial trial of major nidle hasan. he is charged with killing 13 people and wounding 30 more in a shooting spree. anna warner is at ft. hood texas. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and gayle. major hasan has said very little throughout the course of the
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trial. he's cross examined almost no witnesses. so the question for today, what evidence, if any, will he present in his own defense? prosecutors rested their case after calling almost 90 witnesses over 11 days. they presented their final five witnesses tuesday. among them photographer steven bennett. who testified he encountered major hasan outside during the shooting incident carrying a gun. he said hasan told him, this is a paint ball gun i'm on a training exercise. later, a doctor who worked with hasan in the month before the shooting said he made a threat telling her if the military tried to deploy him, they will pay. e-mails released by hasan's civil attorney to cbs news gives additional clues as to hasan's state of mind in the weeks leading up to the shootings. hasan, who was an aeshg psychiatrist e-mailed his superiors, saying he found the cases of some of the soldiers he was evague waited quite disturbing.
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in one case, he said a soldier was having guilt about our troops pouring 50 gallons of fuel in the iraqi water supply. as revenge for some adverse events. in another, he cited the alleged killing of a woman by a u.s. soldier who he said was ordered to kill anything that approached the specific site. hasan is representing himself. if he takes the stand in his own defense, he'll be required to ask and answer his own questions, not just make a statement. hasan may not present any witnesses today. it's not clear whether he would be inclined to testify to take the stand himself. if he doesn't do either of those things the next step here would be closing arguments. after that the case would go to the jury. which is made up of officers. back to you. >> anna warner thanks. a military judge is about to sentence private first class bradley manning. the former army intelligence analyst arrived a short time ago. prosecutors say manning should
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spend 60 years in prison after giving more than 700,000 classified documents to wikileaks. manning's lawyers are asking though, for no more than 25 years. san diego mayor filner faces new pressure to quit this morning. the democratic national committee plans to vote on a resolution this friday calling on filner to resign. filner had more -- held more talks yesterday with city officials and the attorney for the woman who is suing him. ut san diego reports that filner's resignation is part of the negotiations. in all, 16 women accuse the democratic mayor of harassing them. >> the man accused of kidnapping california teenager hannah anderson apparently got a big juch jump on authorities. they were spotted by a border surveillance camera about 20 hours before dimaggio's home caught fire earlier this month. the fire triggered the search for anderson. the bodies of her mother and brother were found inside the home. dimaggio was killed nearly a week later in a shootout with
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the fbi in idaho. anderson was rescued unharmed. it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the wall street journal" says the justice department is planning a new investigation into large financial firms. attorney general eric holder would not say if the cases involve criminal acts. but he warns, nobody should think they are out of the woods because of the passage of time. >> "the new york times" says the government surveillance program is nearly able to identify people just by scanning their faces. researchers say the system uses computers and i havovideo cameras to scan the crowd and pick out people of interest. >> the son of the disgraced politician is speaking out. he goes on trial tomorrow. his son says he has been cut off from contact with his parents for 18 months. he also says he doubts his father will get a fai
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three oklahoma boys are accused of killing a baseball . three baseball players accused of killing a baseball player for fun. nieces . >> the latest on the murder that's sparking call for tour i haves to boycott the united states rking calls for tourists to boycott the united states. a citizenship issue threatens to trip up another rising political star. texas senator ted cruz says he was born in canada but he's all american. will it affect the 2016 presidential race? plus, ben tracy's behind the wheel of a ground breaking electric car. >> consumer reports says this is the best car they've ever tested. it's also one of the safest. we'll take you inside tesla and show you why you may actually be able to afford one. coming up on "cbs this morning." the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news.
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following an good morning, everyone. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat, getting you caught up on some bay area headlines. san jose police, following an early morning suspect. east palo alto police are investigating a fatal shooting, happened in emit way near university avenue. the i-team victim was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. as many as 30 people were cited following a sit-in outside the mayor's office. they were demapping the mayor take a public stand to get ccsf get its accredittation.
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good morning, taking you live towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we have an earlier stall and cycle through the metering lights a little slowly. all of that is gone. it's back well into the maze, 20 minutes to get you to the bay bridge. quick check on the south bay, we're seeing slowing on northbound 280 through downtown. that's the latest from traffic. here's lawrence. looks like there's a chance we can see a few thunderstorms. we have to watch it closely. red flag warnings continuing in the north bay. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. maybe low 90s throughout inland. 60s throughout the coastline.
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this is kind of a crazy story. you know dick van dyke? what a tremendous comedian actor. he's in his jaguar driving around los angeles. the next thing you know the car is on fire. a simulation from cbs news. dick van dyke on the hollywood freeway in los angeles, california, with his car catching fire. take a look at this from cbs news. simulation. ♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour texas senator ted cruz says he does not want to be canadian. the tea party republican was born across the northern border. we'll show you why that's becoming a problem for this potential presidential candidate.
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all the sudden tesla motors is rolling. investors are getting interested in electric car maker. ceo elon musk tells us. there is worldwide outrage this morning over the random killing of an australian baseball player in oklahoma. three teenagers are under arrest for the shooting of christopher lane. one of them allegedly told police they did it because they were bored. michelle miller is here with the story. good morning, michelle. >> good morning. well, lane was on a baseball scholarship at oklahoma's east central university. he was about to start his final year there. yesterday two of the suspects were charged with first degree murder. the third with being an accessory to the drive-by shooting. christopher lane was out for an afternoon jog friday in the town of duncan when he was spotted by 15-year-old james edwards jr., 16-year-old chancey luna and
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17-year-old michael jones. prosecutors say just for the fun of it, the three boys followed lane in a car and shot him once in the back. then drove away as lane lay dying by the side of the road. >> he's in the ditch. he's got blood on him. >> is he breathing? is he conscious? is he talking to you? >> he's not conscious. >> i am appalled at the behavior of these three children. i think it is something that this community can certainly do without. >> reporter: in melbourne the 22-year-old's family struggled to make sense of the tragedy. >> this extended family his grandparents his cousins, his nephews, nieces whatever, all have lost something that's just never going to be replaced. >> reporter: lane had just come back from a five-week trip to australia with his long time girlfriend sarah harper. the two were in duncan visiting
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harper's family. on tuesday, she broke down in tears at the spot where lane was killed. >> such an amazing person and i'm going to miss him forever. >> reporter: a star athlete in both baseball and aussie rules football, lane turned down opportunities in the land down under to play america's pastime in the sooner state. 9,000 miles away. >> and it was a choice that he'd made when he was about 15 that that's what he wanted to do. >> reporter: jones, the oldest of the three suspects, is being held on a $1 million bond. luna, who is believed to have fired the gun, and edwards who prosecutors say laughed during his arrest, will be tried as adults. >> the family in australia, they're hurting. i'm hurting the same way. i don't cry on the outside. i'm crying right here from the heart right now. >> as lane's family prepares to bring him home his death has touched a nerve worldwide. the former australia deputy
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prime minister is even calls on tourists to boycott the u.s. to send a message about gun control. charlie, gayle? >> michelle miller, thank you. a potential 2016 presidential candidate is defending himself this morning over his citizenship. jan crawford is outside the canadian embassy in washington. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. texas republican senator ted cruz has just discovered he has dual citizenship, here in the united states and in canada. that's where he was born to american parents. so with 2016 just around the corner cruz is trying to put this issue to rest before a campaign would get under way. back home in texas republican senator ted cruz kept the heat on president obama and his signature achievement, the massive health care law. >> and i'll tell you right now, the single biggest fight in washington, and i think the most important fight, is the fight to defund obama care.
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>> reporter: but now cruz is taking some flak for having dual citizenship in the u.s. and in canada. something he only recently discovered. earlier this week cruz released his 1970 birth certificate showing he was born in calgary where his cuban father was working in the oil industry. his mother is a u.s. citizen. so cruz is considered a natural born u.s. citizen. a point he emp fahasized in an interview yesterday. >> my mother was an american citizen born in wilmington delaware. she was a citizen by birth. and so under u.s. law i was a u.s. citizen by birth. those are the facts. >> reporter: most experts consider cruz a u.s. citizen, but the issue has never been decided by the supreme court. citizenship questions have previously plagued presidential candidates. from president obama, who released his birth certificate two years ago, to senator john mccain, who was born in panama when his father was stationed there. a possible white house bid may
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be one reason cruz is taking the extra step of renouncing his canadian citizenship. a process that will take up to eight months. rumors are swirling that cruz will run in 2016. in the past two months he's made several appearances in iowa. but cruz is refusing to say either way. including in an interview with me earlier this year. are you going to run for president in 2016? >> my focus -- i mean that's a very kind question. but my focus is entirely on the senate. i have been in the senate 11 weeks. >> reporter: that's not a no. >> i have been in the senate 11 weeks. let me tell you, the senate's the battleground right now. >> reporter: now that of course, is what a lot of politicians say when they're considering running for the white house. but a lot of conservatives really hope and many believe that cruz is going to jump in. and that charlie and gayle, is is why i think it's smart for him to deal with these citizenship questions now. >> all right. jan, thank you. the safest car in the world runs on batteries. it's made by tesla motors.
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more than a century automakers have tried and failed to build a popular electric car. tesla motors promises this morning that an affordable one is on the way. its first car is now rated safest in the world. as ben tracy reports, the car maker may have plugged into a formula that works. >> reporter: tesla's model s electric car has sometimes been dismissed as a novelty. a cutting edge toy for the rich. but america's youngest car company is enjoying a run of good news that has nothing to do with being the new kid on the assembly line. how proud of this are you? >> i'm really proud of the -- the fact that we've gotten the safety to where it is. >> reporter: this week ceo elon musk announced the national
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highway traffic safety administration has given his model s sedan the highest safety rating in its history of testing cars. >> when we did the roof crush test, it got to four times the weight of the car and then the machine broke. so the -- literally the roof the thing that's supposed to crush the car, broke instead of the car. >> reporter: that's when you know your car is tough. >> yeah. it's tough. >> reporter: what does it mean to you personally to get that kind of safety rating? >> i mean that's incredibly important to me. because my kids drive in the car every day. my friends drive in the car every day. i really couldn't live with myself if there was something i could have done that would have saved them and i didn't do it. >> reporter: earlier this month, tesla posted its second consecutive profitable quarter. more than doubling its operating profit from the first quarter of 2013. and then last fall there was this. >> tesla model s is motor trend's 2013 car of the year.
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>> reporter: it was the first time in the 64 year history of this prestigious honor that the winning car did not run on gasoline. one of the words that people use to describe you often is disruptive. that you're trying to disrupt sectors of the economy or products and the way we think about them. how do you think about yourself? >> i'm not trying to be disruptive for the sake of being disruptive. that's not making people's lives better. in the case of oil based transport, there's no choice. we've got to disrupt that. we've got to have sustainable means of transportation. >> reporter: it's a long way from 2008 when the fledgling company almost went bankrupt. its critics called tesla a house of cards that would collapse due to the lack of electric car charging stations in an unproven driving record. >> i think what tesla and elon musk are trying to do is go by those criticisms one by one, very methodically address those. do we have good performance? yes. motor trend said we did.
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do we have good safety? yes. >> reporter: the model s can go up to 300 miles on a single charge. and the company plans to add to its network of superchargers along the east and west coast. the next challenge? making a mass market electric car more people can afford. not just those who can shell out more than $100,000 for a loaded model s. >> i think we can produce an affordable, long range compelling electric car in about three to four years. >> three to four years? >> yep. >> reporter: statements like that are no longer considered boastful. in fact, traditional car companies like general motors have now formed teams to study tesla and learn from its success. >> i think the big american car companies kind of got complacent at some point. they just stopped trying to innovate. didn't think anyone could outdo them. i think as soon as you sort of have that attitude, then somebody's going to outdo you. >> reporter: at only 21,000 production cars a year tesla isn't going to outdo detroit in volume any time soon. but when it comes to innovation the company is cornering the
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market. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, fremont, california. >> great story. elon musk is a very interesting guy with a remarkable background in silicon valley. and he's been proven right here. i mean he's done something everybody that i know who has one loves it. >> i know. i never thought of electric cars as looking very cool. that is very cool. and it even makes that sound.
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the great writer elmore leonard tied yesterday morning at his home in suburban detroit. his sharp dialogue and original characters made leonard one of the most popular crime and mystery writers of all time. elmore leonard has been called the dickens of detroit. he wrote 45 novels, each by hand. he got his start writing westerns in the 1950s. but it was the big bounce that gave him his big break into crime novels in the 1960s. after reading the manuscript, his agent told him, kiddo, i'm going to make you rich. i sat down with leonard in 1996. >> you can create a mosaic from rather disparate, not necessarily lovable characters. >> yeah. and what -- what interests me the most is to let the characters allow the characters to tell the story. >> he was known as much for his arsenal of hard nosed gangsters as he was for his concise prose. >> i never write from my point of view ever.
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i don't want my reader ever to be aware of me. >> reporter: his greatest success came later in his career. his 28th novel "get shorty" was brought to the silver screen. >> don't worry. >> reporter: it was one of more than a dozen of his books adapted for film. but it was also one of few he actually enjoyed. stepping away from the world of fiction, leonard published his "10 rules of writing" in 2001 with guidelines like, if it sounds like writing, rewrite it. we spoke about the list in 2002. you say never use an adverb to modify the verb said. >> never. he admonished. that's enough. >> me, too. i'm with you on this. you could write for me. >> what do you pay? >> it's always about your next move, jeman. >> in '84 he adapted one of his short stories into "justified" for which he won a peabody in
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2011. elmore leonard was 87 years old. >> a wonderful man. i interviewed him many many times. he said to me if some booker said to me elmore leonard is in town hydei'd say get him. >> if it sounds like writing rewrite it. i get a kick at looking at you on previous shows. look at charlie rose and go yum, and yum. you're watching "cbs this morning." your local news is coming up next. has the love your color guarantee. if i don't love it, i get another color free. i'm thinking more this. yowza! valspar signature, look for it only at lowe's. ♪ shield...sneeze...swish ♪ ♪ shield...sneeze...swish ♪ ♪ this back to school, there's a new routine ♪ [ female announcer ] kleenex tissues with sneeze shield are now thicker and more absorbent. in this lab demo they help stop moisture better than the leading competitors. ♪ ♪
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people refused to leave during a standoff at good morning, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. dozens of people refused to leave during a standoff in san francisco city hall. the issue is a loss of acreditation for the city college of san francisco. the protesters want the mayor to call for sanctions to be lifted and a trusty to be fired. bradley manning has been sentenced for 35 years for giving classified information to wiki leak. he's convicted of several charges including several charges on espionage
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. good morning, checking your east bay drive time. westbound 580, up with of the busiest drive times right now at 7:58 this morning. it's nearly a half hour between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. here's a live look. and you could see it's starting to get crowded, nearly around the time you start to see the delays from san leandro towards downtown oakland. to the bay bridge, the metering lights have been on for about two hours. you're stacked through the maze. earlier stall, much earlier stall. that's traffic. the latest forecast. >> and low clouds in the bay area this morning. so far it's been quiet. no thunderstorms just yet. that could change as we have some unsettled air continue to make its way overhead. temperatures in the 50s and the 60s as we look towards the afternoon. the red flag warnings continuing in the north bay. fire danger running high. 60s towards the coastline. the weather will call calm down
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it is 8:00 a.m. in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." wildfires across the west are pushing fire crews to their limits while flames near yosemite national park threaten 2500 buildings this inside the american mob. we will talk with a former mafia about his work with two notorious crime families. we go one-on-one with tennis superstar, andy murray as he prepares to defend his u.s. open title. >> first, a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. syrian opposition groups say it was a chemical attack delivered by a barrage of rockets that held rebel-held areas. >> hundreds of people were killed overnight in a chemical
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weapons attack. there are no known connections between the gunman and the school but he did seem to have a plan to kill. a lot of exhausted firefighters here in the fire camp. many have been battling this blaze for more than two weeks. >> they are not vacuuming up 75% of the internet if every man woman, and child spent every day looking at it. they would never get through it. >> a lot of conservatives hope and believe that cruz is going to jump in. that's smart to deal with the citizens questions now. the fastest car in the world runs on batteries. it is made by tesla motors. one of the most popular crime and mystery writers, elmore leonard died at his home in detroit. you say never to use an adverb
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to modify a noun? what are you saying? i'm charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is off. >> more than 40 large wildfires are burning out of control across the west this morning. fire crews have spent over $1 billion so far this year. a fire near yosemite exploded in size yesterday. >> it has burned more than 15 square miles and destroyed seven buildings, 2500 other homes, hotels and camps are threat nd. the massive beaver creek fire in idaho is still a top priority. ben tracy is in hailey idaho with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these firefighters have been battling this blaze for two weeks. they are making progress. it is now 30% contained. this is a fire that has scorched 106,000 acres in idaho. it is no longer a danger to most of the homes in the area. president obama has been briefed
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and the national fire preparedness level has been raised to fire. fire resources are spread very thin. the military may need to be called in for help. that's because the size of this fire in idaho, there are also fires burning across the west in oregon montana and at least 40 other fires in california. many of those have been sparked by recent lightning strikes. here in idaho, they are hoping for good news in terms of the weather. the temperatures are supposed to be cooler more cloud coverage hopefully higher humidity and perhaps even some rain and charlie and gayle, that would be great news for the firefighters here on the fire line today who are hoping to contain this fire. >> thanks, ben israel's police commissioner announced he has been secretly meeting with his palestinian and jordanian counterparts as part of a joint effort to strengthen the rule of law in the region. issues on the table range from fighting terrorism to managing large demonstrations. officials also met with american police chiefs including boston's
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ed davis and new york's ray kelly. senior correspondent, john miller, has been a top official with the fbi, the nypd and the lapd. john, good morning. >> go ahead and say you are superman. go ahead. is there anything you can't do, john? >> did i ever tell you about my time with the israeli police? >> tell me about it. >> this is remarkable charlie. when we talk about law enforcement cooperation across agencies, that's kind of routine in american. the idea the israeli national police, their commissioner or his counterpart, the police commissioner for the palestinian authority, these are two men who never shook hands, are now talking about joint operations. they will start with something small on route 60 for traffic and they'll move on to narcotics and eventually terrorism and intelligence sharing probably. the idea that this was brokered and how it happened. >> that's what i was wondering about. who reached out to who to put this whole thing together? >> i think the reason it worked
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and it's gonna work is because it wasn't done by big government. this was a quiet police think tank in washington. the police executive research forum, which is a privately-funded group. chuck, the executive director, said, we work with both police agencies but why can't we get them together. he went to the chief of security in georgia. he went to the sergeant of arms at the senate who used to be the head of the capital police and said, you know king abdullah. can you get his security chief to come over and his police commissioner to be the broker? he gets them together and starts bringing out the share riff from las vegas to talk to them about joint operations ray kelly. ed davis came and gave the palestinians and israelis a joint briefing on the boston bombing. think about the optic of an american police commissioner briefing the israelis on how to handle a terrorism incident. >> one quick thing. is the negotiations between israelis and palestinians for a
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long time. they all know it has to begin on the ground? >> that's it. this isn't a negotiation between agencies. that's happening way up in the government. this is the beginning of a partnership where they do what police agencies do confront common problems and criminals that don't recognize those borders. >> they can work together? >> remarkable morning in israel. thank you. a dramatic scene at one of new york city's busiest intersections. a taxi jumped the curb yesterday plowing into people on a sidewalk near radio city music hall. several bystanders rushed to help. one of them was tv's dr. mamet oz. a tourist lost part of her leg. every major sports team that wins a championship visits the house. for the miami dolphins that visit never came until yesterday. bill plante is at the while house. good morning. >> reporter: as you and i remember, the '72 dolphins
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weren't just super bowl champs they were still, and are the only team in nfl history to have a perfect season. yesterday at the white house, president obama honored their place in history. >> give it up for the 1972 miami dolphins. >> 41 years after that perfect season, president obama welcomed the team and their hall of fame coach, don shula, to the white house. >> i did have to explain to my staff, who mostly are in their early 30s, what an incredible impact these guys had, including on me when they were playing. >> reporter: coach shula thanked the president for hosting the event. >> it is great to be here. we feel honored. 40 years but, what the hell we still feel honored. >>. >> reporter: the dolphins undefeated season came as president richard nixon was embroiled in the watergate scandal which later forced him to resign.
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so, for the players, this day was a long time in the making. >> this visit was about coming and having the white house recognize that we are still undefeated. >> reporter: larry zonca flew all the way from alaska to be with his teammates. >> it is kind of nice in our old age and retirement to be called in, because it gets more unique as each year goes by. >> reporter: this wasn't the first time mr. obama has honored a team after a championship. the 1976 chicago bears had their white house visit delayed by the explosion of the space shuttle challenger. the accident postponed the team's moment with the commander in chief until 2011. when president obama a bears fan, extended an invitation. a visit he acknowledged at the dolphin event. that day, i called them the greatest team ever but take it with a grain of salt.
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bears lost one in their nearly perfect season. it happened to be to the dolphins. >> reporter: at least three members of the '72 dolphins team declined to join the visit because their political views are opposed to the president. the white house shrugged it off and said anyone has a right to refuse an invitation. according to our tireless record keeper, this was the fifth time president obama has honored a team at the white house. >> it meant a lot to them, i'll be
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still ahead, charlie talks still ahead, charlie talks tennis with defending open champion, andy murray. my forehand is about right here. >> that's about right. that would be about the same. that's pretty similar to mine. is portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by mercedes-benz mercedes-benz. experience truly great eng peer engineering today at your authorized dealer. [ male announcer ] once in a while, everything falls into perfect harmony. [ engine revs ] and you find yourself in exactly the right place at the right time. just be sure you're in the right car when it happens. the 2013 c-class sports sedan. power, performance and style in total alignment. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through
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andy murray is one of the fiercest competitors in tennis. the 26-year-old from scotland will play at the u.s. open next week as the tournament's defending champion. last month murray achieved a historic victory at wimbledon. we talked about that match and
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more in an interview at new york's madison square garden. >> reporter: it was the match for tennis history. in temperatures soaring over 100 degrees, andy murray defeated world number one novak djokovic in straight sets. becoming the first british man to win womenleimbledon in 77 years. more than 70 million people tuned in to watch. even the queen wrote andy a letter of congratulations. how does it feel right now to be andy murray? how do you feel about your game yourself, having crossed that great divide of winning wimbledon? >> i mean, obviously i have more confidence in myself going into the big events. you know i'd lost a lot of big matches before the u.s. open last year. then obviously with, you know winning wimbledon, you know that was something i'd been working towards for a lot of years. and a lot of pressure on me to do that. so it's a huge sort of relief
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after i won there. you know i think i'll go into these events a little bit more relaxed but with more confidence knowing that i can actually win them. >> reporter: have you changed your game, or is it simply the mental edge you have? >> i think mentally, you know getting over that final hurdle last year, i think that helped a lot. a lot of that goes down to you know, my coach. that was, i think, for me it was a great appointment and a great person to have working with me. because, you know he lost his first four grand slam finals. there's no one else that i could speak to about what that feels like. >> reporter: and what does it feel like? >> yeah i mean some people might say it's a great accomplishment to get to four slam finals. but it doesn't feel that way. it was nice to have him to speak to about it. because, you know he went on to
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become one of the best players of all time. >> reporter: how much credit do you give to your mother? because you got started so early? >> to be honest, i mean to both my parents. i mean my mom helped a lot because she understood tennis. you know she played professionally for a little while. she used to travel around tournaments in europe and sleep in a tent and stuff. after three months, she decided she didn't like it. but then when me and my brother grew up a little bit, when we got to 4 or 5 years old, we used to go around to local courts and just hit balls, and we both loved it and she helped sort of teach us technique and stuff, and that helped. but, you know both of our parents needed to make quite a lot of sacrifices to take us to our tennis lessons and at the weekends. there's very few tournaments in scotland when we were kids. we used to have to travel down to england a lot. it's five, six hours in the car. i'm sure they could have both thought of better things to be doing with their weekends.
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>> reporter: but you loved it. it was not a question of having her or her dad saying i want you to do this because you'll become a great tennis player. it was really you loved playing, and therefore the opportunity to play you looked forward to? >> yeah. the one thing my mom always said when we were on the court was it was all about having fun and just enjoying it. i think that's very important when you're a young kid. >> reporter: you think we'll see somebody win four grand slams in one year? >> i'm sure it'll happen at some stage. but i don't think it will happen -- >> reporter: do you think about it? >> it's not something i've thought about. >> reporter: how about being number one? >> that's something that comes with winning and comes with consistency. but it's not -- that isn't top of my list of goals. >> reporter: really? it's not? i mean, there hasn't been a number one player from britain in how long? >> i wouldn't know. well since the rankings start started, never. there's never been one. but, no because -- >> reporter: this recognition of
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being the best player in the world, right there. >> it would be nice. but i think, you know in tennis, that isn't necessarily how it's always looked. you've had players that have gotten number one in the world but haven't won a grand slam. and people say well they don't deserve to be number one in the world because they haven't won a slam. grand slams are the biggest events. they're the ones i prepare hard for. they're the tournaments i want to win. not trying to get to number one. >> a new grand slam champion! andy murray wins the u.s. open! >> reporter: think you'll win the u.s. open? >> i hope so. you know it's going to be difficult. it's the first time for me playing grand slam as defending champion. it's a completely new experience for me. so i have no idea how i'll respond to that. because it's -- you know, it's new. but i hope that -- i hope i enjoy it and put on a good show.
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>> cbs sports will have
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hi, everybody, good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. news headlines for this wednesday morning. san jose police say an overnight car burglary attempt ended with the suspect being shot by the security guard. the security guard says he confronted the burglars and one of them pulled a weapon and that's when he fired. as many as 30 people were cited in san francisco city hall following a sit-in outside mayor ed lee's office. the protesters were demanding the mayor take a public stand to help ccsf keep its acreditation. two races scheduled for today. they are between the emirate as team, new zealand and pradloza.
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boats had rough racing problems in recent races. today's races begin at 1:10 this afternoon and we have also a giants game so it will be crowded. we have your traffic and weather after the break.
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good morning, we're watching a traffic alert in fairfield. it's closed the eastbound lanes of highway 12. and this is west of interstate
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80. so, again, both directions are shut with head-on injury crash. altamonte canyon road, highway 37. unfortunately highway 37 is staffing quickly through vallejo. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. in the upper deck, and it is already stacked through the macarthur maze. that's the latest traffic. low clouds in the bay area right now. things are a little bit unsettled in the atmosphere. you see the low clouds in san jose. a little broken but temperatures are not too bad. 61 in san jose. 62 in railwood city. this afternoon, we'll see 80s maybe low 90s well inland. 66 in san francisco. slight chance of thunderstorms. red flag warning continues over the north bay until 3:00 tomorrow morning.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, j.b.mauney began bull riding at the age of 3. 23 years later, boy, it paid off for him. we'll meet the man who ended the four-year winning streak of the legendary bushwhacker bull. plus, look at him. listen to the san francisco chronicle review of "orange is the new black." a new definition of television intelligence. the show's creator piper kerman writes a letter to her latest self-in the latest installment of note to self. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. dallas morning news says a flight attendant trainee for american airlines was found on the tsa's no fly list.
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patricia caw was put on the list after he was arrested for making eight bomb threats to a competing airline. a spokesperson for american tells cbs news this person was in our training program and is no longer. >> okay. pliten's daily mail says another outfit from the duchess of cambridge has become a retail hit after this family photo was published this week. kate's dress sold out in just two hours. it's made by the british maternity label sarah fane. it cost $72. sold out in every color. there's now a four week waiting list. the boston globe says a growing number of companies are giving employees unlimited vacation time. those companies include netflix and best buy. however, most workers are not taking advantage of the offer. many are taking the same amount of time off or even less. >> think about that. if your company said -- if cbs said charlie, you could have as much time off as you wanted what would that number be? that's a good question for you. >> i don't know what it would be. >> i know. >> i'd probably give it back
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'70s, some of that stuff started to shed. "the godfather" movie was pretty accurate about the life. sure, it was fictionalized. they took those stories, vignettes, and used them. people were fascinated and had a fear. even in the whitey bulger trial recently the jurors said they were afraid. what they don't realize, where i come from i can say this, the mob and criminals, they don't have power.
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the government has got the power. more power now than ever. it's my opinion that we're going to see you know a changing time with crime. it's just that we have to work on education, ala chicago and murders. >> did you like being a gangster? you seem to get so excited about when we were talking in the green room. your nickname was crazy sal. what made you so crazy, number one? and did you like being a gangster? >> yes. i liked having pockets full of money. going to studio 54. the guys moving the table like they did in "the good fellas." paying for whatever we needed. sometimes not paying. they treated us special sort of like rock stars in the '70s. >> you knew it was wrong. >> absolutely wrong. >> john, you've covered the mob here in new york. you knew john gotti. was gotti the most glamorous of all? was he different? >> gotti tricked the system. we were coming out of -- i grew up in "the godfather"
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generation. came of age as a reporter in "the good fellas." >> look at you, john miller. and john gotti. >> that was at least 40 pounds ago. john gotti emerging among a bunch of boston's like carlo gambino. stooped men wearing buttoned shirts to the top. this guy walks out on to the scene. he looks like the gangsters we know from the movies. it was the ultimate life imitating art. >> that's probably why he got the look. >> he probably did. he probably watched all the movies and adapted his character. but the public ate it up. because he was the gangster that they expected. >> there was also this. there is always the idea of the violence. >> mm-hmm. >> that's there. >> right. >> and the manner of using the violence. >> right. i got to tell you, nypd was so impressed with john gotti in the summer of '77, a lot of people don't know this i didn't even write this in my book they came
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to the club in ozone park and said, look there's a crazy man running around killing women. we think his name is son of sam. if you can help us find him, we'll give you a play for a year. we won't even bother you in this neighborhood. >> if you will help us. >> help us find the son of sam. >> did you? >> no. because gotti didn't have that omnipotent power. >> you could have helped. >> john wouldn't help any cop. >> sal you say there's really only three reasons why you'd be killed by the mob. >> in those days yes. you disobeyed your boss if you were made member okay? made member, you were supposed to be protected. also there was a flip side. you disobeyed your boss you were an informant or you slept with a woman who was a wife or daughter of a made man. once i realized that later on i don't want to be made. sleeping with the women, i want to do that. but i don't want to get whacked for disobey ing. i decided not to take the oath.
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the minute you signed up to take the oath people don't realize you're signing your own death warrant. they have the right to kill you. now you have to adhere to the boss. >> we talked about witness protection program. clearly you don't seem concerned because you're here on "cbs this morning." why are you not worried? about somebody hurting you? >> i said this to matt lauer 23 years ago. we're in a studio live. if they know it when i go out we're going to have an exciting end of this show. i've always been on the edge of danger. that was my sense of excitement. whether it was sporting. whatever i was doing. i'll still do bungee jumping at this age. because i like excitement. i like danger. >> but you're in witness protection. >> yes. yes and no. i use both names, ironically. >> you mention matt lauer on this show one more time you're going to be in witness protection for a lot longer. >> this show may have a very exciting ending when you and i go outside. >> i was thinking that, john. why would you say that name? >> your competitor.
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i love it. >> thank you sal. glad to have you here. >> yeah. you won't be back. >> he won't be back. >> who are they talking about? i don't know. the season finale of "inside the american mob" mares this sunday august 25th on national geographic channel. bull riding fans call bushwhacker the greatest bull ever. last weekend one great rider broke bushwhacker's winning streak. his name
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professional bull rider j.b. mauney made history last weekend. he tamed bushwhacker. that's the bull that was undefeated for more than four years. j.b. mauney is here at the table. first, manuel.
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>> reporter: meet bushwhacker. if you think he's impressive in his pen, watch him in the arena. >> the greatest bull in the world. >> how this bull can get in the air. look how far he comes back down to earth. >> reporter: to his handler, ken cox, bushwhacker is the michael jordan tiger woods and babe ruth of the pbr. bushwhacker is like a professional athlete. >> no ifs, ands or butts about it. anything that can move that high, jump that quick, he's an athlete. >> determined to get the job done every day. >> reporter: look how far off the ground he gets. he's got air. and his hind legs? they're about ten feet above the arena floor. he's also crafty. most bulls always buck a certain way. bushwhacker never bucks the same way twice. no one has been able to ride the fearsome bull for the qualifying eight seconds since 2009. never the full eight, though.
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>> been close. that only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. >> 63 buck offs included tossing j.b. mauney eight times. saturday night in tulsa it was mauney who took down the greatest of all time. for "cbs this morning," manuel bojorquez, decatur, texas. >> j.b. mauney. his winning ride was worth more than $46,000. he's here for a conversation you'll see only on "cbs this morning." good morning to you. congratulations. you had tried this nine different times before. the morning that you woke up on saturday, did you say as the kids say today, i got this this time? did you feel it? >> oh, yeah i was feeling it. i looked at my wife. i said bushwhacker is going to draw tonight. she said, i'm feeling it too. >> how did you do it? >> hung on. >> how do you hang on when you couldn't hang on before? >> luck, i guess. everybody said i was just a little better than him that day.
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i don't think so. i got a little luckier that day. >> describe to us what it's like to be on top of a bull. especially this bull. >> that bull there, there's no comparison to any other bull i've ever been on. he's so big and strong. he knows. he's smart. he'll feel you one way, he'll turn back the other. i've been on him nine times. he's never done the same thing twice. a bull like that stands out. you can always tell. >> you lasted eight seconds this time. what was the most you'd lasted before? >> 7.2 or three. >> almost. >> i've been close a couple times. finally finished it off. >> we're laughing when you said hang on. but did you have a technique? >> i knew i kind of had to stay forward towards his head because he's got so much up and down to him. he kicks so hard. he likes to jerk people down. he's hit me in the face quite a few times. >> that's what i was wondering. did you ever have what we'll call a holy sugar moment for this conversation? because you really could have been killed. you could have been knocked off. he could have trampled on you. did you ever think, okay i'm in trouble? did you ever feel that?
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>> there was one point he kind of got me revved back. i was leaned way back. i figured the next jump he was about to knock my teeth out. he was going to have to hit me i'm anne-marie green with a look beyond this morning's -- > they have to trim them down justjust like > they have to trim them down justjust like a fingernail.regulations at the pbr. they havethey have to be the size of 50 centp centcent pieces so they can't stick in us. >> likep >> like great>> like great athletes say you just got to hang on. what's the secret to hanging on. >> tie your hand in there real good first of all. >> does it hurt? >> to tie your hand in there? >> no. to ride on top of a bull that's that good. >> some days. this time didn't hurt near as bad as the previous times. >> would you want to ride him again? >> oh, yeah, probably. >> you do? >> eventually. >> what do you get out of this, j.b.? >> you know i've always been the tournament ever since i was little. if i was going to do something i wanted to be the best at it. the way i look at it if you're going to be the best bull rider you got to get on the best bulls to do it. i like to prove to myself
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there's not a bull that can throw me off. >> man, you did it. thank you. >> j.b. mauney. "orange is the new black" is winning praise from tv fans and critics. a note to self this morning from the woman whose life and book inspired the new series. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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this show on netflix is about a woman sent to prison for ten years for committing a drug related crime. >> look at you blondy. what did you do? >> aren't you not supposed to ask that question. i read you're not supposed to ask that. >> you read that? what, you study for prison? >> the lead character piper
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chapman is based on the real life of creator piper kerman. she recently sat down to write this note to her younger self. >> dear piper, you are out there pushing yourself as hard as possible to get beyond your perceived boundaries. limitations associated with your gender, class and age. there are certain things that nice young women just don't do. and you are very interesting to them. you are trying to put as much distance as possible between you and what you think is expected of you. you will go halfway around the world and do the wrong things. >> i made bad choices. i committed a crime. >> you just don't fully comprehend the consequences of your choices. >> i carried a suitcase of
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money, drug money. once. ten years ago. >> you think your actions are pretty inconsequential. you are mistaken. being a bad ass is seriously overrated. stop for a moment and step outside of yourself. notice the wider world around you and not just your hurtling trajectory through it. when you are in trouble, your family is going to astound you with their tremendous reserve of love and enwaveunwavering support. so be a better daughter and a better sister now. lucky for you, you have already forged friendships that are going to last for decades. the day will come when the people who love you the most will stand by you. despite all your mistakes and flaws. so forgive them theirs. you're going to meet a man who
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will change your life. yes, that is hard to believe at this moment when you wouldn't currently touch a man with a ten-foot pole. but you're going to surprise everyone most of all yourself when you fall head over heels in love with him. and when your past comes back with ferocious fangs to threaten your life together -- >> we'll deal with it. okay? >> he's somehow not going to be scared, not rattled. in fact, his love is going to sustain you. the day is going to come when you seem to lose everything. when you are sitting in a prison bunk after mail call reading friends' letters voraciously and
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gratefully, you will recognize them as your lifeline. but all these people and the things that they taught you are still going to be there. and that's what will get you through dark days and tight spots behind the walls of the biggest prison system in the world. you and your choices matter a great deal and not just to you. as a very young woman, it may not seem like you are powerful and have an impact on others. you do. so draw on every advantage you've been given and do the right thing and the kind thing as often as humanly possible. and don't be afraid to tell the truth. >> i love this idea of people being able to think about writing a letter to their younger self and what they have learned from living the life that they're now riding to. >> hopefully you will have
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learned something that will improve what you're doing. i haven't seen this show yet charlie. but looking at that and hearing her story does make me want to see it. >> it's got some good reviews, i think. been an interesting day. to meet the guy who rode bushwhacker. >> cowboys and mobsters. >> yes, indeed. >> sal said during the break, i actually liked it. i knew i was wrong, but i actually liked it. >> interesting time. interesting morning. that does it for us. up next, your local news. we'll see you tomorrow here on "cbs this morning." >> you sound surprised. we will. we'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." -- captions by vitac --
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat. we got your kpix 5 headlines on this wednesday morning. army private first class bradley manage has been sentenced to 35 years for giving classified information to the website wikileaks. manning was convicted on numerous charges including six violations of the espionage act. the controversial soccer field plan for golden gate park gets another hearing today. a suit is challenging san francisco's approval of the environmental impact report for the beach chalet soccer field. the suit by environmental groups including the sierra club will be heard this morning in a san francisco courtroom. fire danger continues in northern california with a red flag warning extended until tomorrow morning.
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the rim fire near yosemite is 15 square miles and the rim fire in placer county is bigger. lawrence has the forecast. >> we have red flag warnings up in the north bay until 3:00 tomorrow. low clouds and fog along the coastline. couple of baseball games going on in oakland also into san francisco right in the middle of the day so a little busy in the traffic. but otherwise we are going to see some fairly decent weather. 50s and 60s right now. slight chance of thunderstorms throughout the day today. low pressure sits off the coastline temperatures cooler but not bad. still some 80s and low 90s well inland. 60s at the coastline. the next couple of days that low kicks to the east return to some more normal weather toward late thursday and friday cooler over the weekend. your "timesaver traffic" is coming up next.
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wayne: who wants some cash? you've got yourself a brand new car, baby. jonathan: a diamond necklace. wayne: a trip to los cabos. jonathan: it's time for “let's make a deal.” now here's tv's big dealer wayne brady. wayne: welcome to “let's make a deal.” i'm your host, wayne brady. these people came to make deals. right now i want one person to make a deal with me. who will that person be? i'm going to pick the cheerleader right there. cougar right there. look at you. all over. yes, yes. that's a lot of blush you have on mama. now you are patricia. - yes, i am. wayne: nice to meet you, patricia. you are with
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